I recall making mud pies, as a child.  What fun it was holding wet dirt and molding it into round shapes and covering them with colored sugar.  This feast for the dog was only made palatable because of the topping, and of course today a parent could be accused of child abuse for allowing their child to play in the mud.

I’m currently up to my ears in 24 years worth of dirt and suddenly my childhood fascination has lost its excitement. This week is our final purging of things hidden in the shadows of the crawl spaces in our current house.  It almost seems that these spaces were reserved for things we wanted to hang on to, for whatever reason, that have no value, but we thought we would use someday.  There were three boxes of fabric, several large rolls of fabric, a pair of velvet, suspendered shorts that my husband wore as a child, empty boxes (which we actually can use for our move) and lots of other things.

How often we fill our lives with useless things – things that have no value – things that eventually wind up in the trash or get donated.  The stuff we hold on to seems important at the time, but we soon realize that its worth was meaningless.

As we look at our current state of affairs in this country and around the world, none of it matters.  There’s nothing new under the sun.  It’s all been said and done before.

The only thing that has merit, as we walk through this veil of dirt called life, is the One who created us.  We can scrub away the surface dirt, but we’ll never be clean internally unless we believe that Jesus died to wash us clean enough to appear before His Father.

I fear my house will not be totally clean when we leave it, but I am confident that those who lived in it will be.  Someone hand me a scrub brush!


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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18 Responses to DIRT

  1. Pingback: DIRT — atimetoshare.me | My little simple thought

  2. Kathy, don’t feel alone. I have to go out to our storage shed this week to try to find the Christening dress our kids wore to take it with us to Australia when we visit our first Great Grandchild. There isn’t anymore room for anything in that shed, but fortunately we are having a community garage sale in a couple of weeks that should help. I know for a fact that we have several yard signs left over from the 2008 Presidential Election. What’s even worse is we moved them from Florida to California. Why in the world would we have kept those. The candidate didn’t even get the nomination.

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  3. just know that as I look around at my accumulated mess, I hear you in my ear…”better get busy Yoda…”

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  4. davidkitz says:

    The lord is with you even in the dirt!

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  5. annj49 says:

    Love this……

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  6. annj49 says:

    Reblogged this on Ann's Corner and commented:

    Love this, especially since next week I have to completely empty my apartment so that the current toxic carpet I have lived with for over a year now (giving me permanent allergic symptoms) has to be ripped out and replaced with a hypoallergenic alternative. It is all to be done in one day, contents out, carpet switched, contents in again, a major move but not a move. It is making me wonder whether it is time to lose some of my “stuff” but it is a difficult concept for such a pack rat, hoarder, OCD type.

    I love how this story was related to life with Jesus. I too need to think of the application in my circumstances. Maybe it is that our treasures should be stored up in heaven and not here on earth. Here’s to parting with some “stuff”!!!!! 😉



    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I never considered myself a saver, but m husband is. He has owned three businesses and saved records from each one. He’s an artist and has a whole body of work including paintings and sculptures. I’ve written, Produced and directed countless children’s production and have scads of costumes so that in itself is a project to downsize. This plus an accumulation of 52 years of marriage. Good luck with your new carpet.


  7. Elizabeth says:

    I’m right there with you on needing to rid my home of things we don’t need or use. I asked Jesus for help but apparently He’s not going to start cleaning without me. lol Maybe I’ll just ask Him for moral support.

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  8. speak766 says:

    I really enjoyed this and appreciate your message

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